Augustine Literacy Project


St. Thomas’ is a training and tutoring site for the Augustine Literacy Project, a non-profit ministry founded in 1994 as an outreach project of the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill. Barbara Yuskevich, Volunteer Director, discovered the Augustine Literacy Project (ALP) while searching for ways to help struggling readers. Through her hard work and dedication, St. Thomas’ in Sanford is now a certified replication site.  St. Thomas’ provides ALP with funding from the Outreach Committee as well as many “in-kind” donations to help us out. They provide a room for storage of our materials and allow us to hold both training sessions for tutors and tutoring sessions for students at the church. The mission of the ALP is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills.  The project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, one-to-one instruction.  The ALP methodology is based on the scientific, researched-based Orton-Gillingham approach and uses materials developed by Wilson Language Training Corporation and ALP.  The need is GREAT! Help us reach out to the 15-20% of school-age children who have reading problems. For 90% of these poor readers-receiving early and intensive interventions can make all the difference-increasing their reading abilities to an age-appropriate, average skill level. 

Contact: Barbara Yuskevich, Volunteer Director
Call: 919-777-4720
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Dr. Ray Hyer was presented with a Certificate of Excellence for completion of 60 hours of tutoring for the Augustine Literacy Project.  Volunteer Director, Barbara Yuskevick, and the Rev. Bruce Heyvaert made a surprise presentation of the certificate during the 10:00 am service on October 22nd.
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